People seem perfectly happy exposing themselves to a fatal virus, because they want to avoid pesticides, which are a safe and effective solution.
This farmer has to choose between flesh-eating Japanese zombie beetles and poison in order to save his Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee, hemlocks.
Pesticide residues do make it into our foods, and consumers are concerned. Some groups take advantage of this concern. So, what’s true and what isn’t?
The pesticide/autism conclusion that was drawn was much more definitive than the data supports, especially in light of the many assumptions of the study.
Consumers often see organic food as an effective way to reduce their environmental impact, but that doesn’t always play out that way.
The Environmental Working Group is not an expert in science — they are experts in marketing that use fear to influence consumer decisions.